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  • Muslims make dandiya sticks but barred from garba venues in Godhra amidst love jihad row 1 week ago

    Godhra: Unease prevails in the town of Godhra in Gujarat as a pro-Hindutva outfit has convinced garba organisers not to allow Muslims into garba venues in the wake of the love jihad controversy. Muslims, too, have decided to stay away from garba venues to avoid confrontation. "Those who don't endorse our...
  • Love Commandos fighting for the cause of love September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when the country is being exposed to an oxymoronic term 'love jihad', countering such a concept is an organisation with an equally paradoxical name called 'Love Commandos'. With a vision of uniting love birds who have attained the legal age of marriage, Love Commandos claimed to...
  • Love jihad: Sri Ram Sene threatens to besiege Rajnath's house over controversial remark September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Hindu rightwing organisation Sri Ram Sene on Friday lashed out at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for pleading ignorance on the lovejihad issue and demanded that a special panel be set up to probe all such cases. Singh had on September 12 said, "Arey yeh hai kya? Hume nahi maloom...
  • BJP's Laxmikant Bajpai blames SP for communal clashes in UP, love jihad September 16, 2014

    BJP Uttar Pradesh chief Laxmikant Bajpai has accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of trying to divide people on the basis of religion in the state Speaking to CNNIBN, Bajpai said, "BJP has won polls on the basis of governance and that remains our plank." ...
  • Young Japanese man promoting peace gives free hugs September 16, 2014

    A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing 'free hugs for peace' in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea,...
  • Watch: Deepika Padukone looks gorgeous as she performs flawless dance moves in 'Lovely' September 15, 2014

    At the music launch of 'Happy New Year', Farah Khan launched a new teaser song from the movie featuring Deepika Padukone. The teaser begins with the crowd cheering 'Mohini, Mohini' a la Madhuri Dixit's 'Ek, Do, Teen'. The actress looks scintillating as she performs flawless dance moves in the teaser and...
  • BJP doing nothing for welfare of Delhiites: Congress September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing BJPled Central government of failing to solve basic issues being faced by people of the national capital, Delhi Congress on Monday said that the saffron party was "doing nothing for the welfare of people". "BJP leaders are making a futile bid to push back the development works in...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj courts controversy, says Madrassas give 'education of terrorism' September 14, 2014

    Lucknow: After their campaign against 'love jihad' a word coined by certain sections of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Party MP from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj made a controversial statement on Sunday saying that children studying in Madrassas are trained to become terrorists. Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday alleged that madrassas were giving...
  • Ban entry of Muslims in Garba events, says Pravin Togadia September 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Echoing the views of a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, firebrand VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday said that Muslims must not be allowed inside the Garba events and insisted identity cards of each and every person be checked for participants in and visitors to such events. "We must be...
  • 'Love Kills' review: A wellwritten thriller September 13, 2014

    I had read Jacob Hills by Ismita Tandon and had quite liked the book though it had left me disgusted. It was a wellwritten book with some shocking facts as it was based on a true story. Ismita's latest offering is Love Kills and I must say her writing style...
  • Love jihad in UP; ban on Muslims entry in garbha venues in MP: Are we sitting on a communal tinderbox? September 11, 2014

    The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. ...
  • 'Love' and 'jihad' are 'paak lafz', shouldn't be misused: Azam Khan September 9, 2014

    Rampur (UP): Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party over the issue of 'love jihad', senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has said that both 'love' and 'jihad' are "paak lafz" (pure words) and should not be misused to vitiate the atmosphere. Talking to reporters on Monday, the senior Samajwadi Party leader said,...
  • Bihar: Woman harassed for protesting husband's conversion to Islam September 8, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A dalit woman has lodged an FIR against seven persons for harassing her and family members for protesting her husband's conversion to Islam at Rampur Khurd in Sitamarhi district, police said on Monday. Yashoda Devi lodged the FIR against seven persons, including a former mukhia (village head) Jiaur Rahman, under...
  • Marathi films will enter the 100 crore club in the next three years, says 'Duniyadari' director Sanjay Jadhav September 8, 2014

    Panaji: Noted Marathi filmmaker Sanjay Jadhav said Marathi films will enter the elite '100 crore club' in next two to three years. "Riding high on increasing popularity, it will not take much time to hit Rs 100crore benchmark for Marathi film industry. It will happen within two to three years. Entire...
  • BJP's move to form Delhi Government 'unethical, unconstitutional': Congress September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming BJP's reported move to form government in Delhi as "unethical and unconstitutional", Congress on Sunday said that the saffron outfit does not have the numbers to do so and vowed to launch a "fight to the finish" against it. Launching the "Aakrosh Rally" against BJP and Aam Aadmi...
  • 'Love Jihad' and religious conversion polarise in Modi's India September 7, 2014

    Hasayan (Uttar Pradesh): Fired up and full of vitriol, Hindu activist Rajeshwar Singh is on a mission to end centuries of religious diversity in India, one conversion at a time. His voice echoing off the walls of a Protestant church across a narrow street, Singh railed against foreign faiths at an...
  • Teach girls meaning of 'Love Jihad', says Mohan Bhagwat September 6, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday raked up the issue of 'Love Jihad' saying the girls should be taught its meaning and ways to save themselves from the "trap", more than a fortnight after the Bharatiya Janata Party avoided its mention in political resolution at its executive...
  • Forced conversion row: Ranchi Police raids shooter Tara Sahdev's husband's house August 31, 2014

    Ranchi: Ranchi Police on Sunday raided the house of national level gold medallist rifle shooting champion Tara Sahdev's husband Raqibul Hasan alias Ranjit Kohli for allegedly forcing her to convert her religion after marriage. The police seized 16 SIM cards and 15 mobile phones from his house. "We have also...
  • Parties wash their hands off love jihad controversy, say it's not a political issue but a media creation August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With political parties trying to wash their hands off over the controversy of love jihad, they also claimed that it was not a political issue but a media creation. While the Bharatiya Janata Party has not held any party responsible for it, the Congress and Samajwadi Party have...
  • HinduHindi row: Everybody in a democracy has a right to their opinion, says Najma Heptullah August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Everybody in the Indian democracy has the right to their opinion, said Najma Heptullah clarifying her controversial remark that sparked outrage among the opposition, and insisted that she is proud to be an Indian. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said that her...
  • Live Blog: Najma Heptullah on HinduHindi comment row August 29, 2014

    Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah clarified her stand on the controversial statement made on Friday. Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and that she used the word "Hindi" and not "Hindu' for Indians. Heptullah had faced flak Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and...
  • Alleged forcible conversion: Tara Sahdev's husband 'converted to Islam in 2007' August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Allegations are flying left, right and centre in the alleged forcible conversion case involving a national level woman shooter in Jharkhand. Tara Sahdev had accused her husband Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan of marrying her on a fake identity and then forcing her to convert to Islam. Kohli, who...
  • What is love? 6yearold's wise note on love is an eyeopener for all of us August 26, 2014

    A sixyearold's note on love is the most philosophical thing on the Internet today. This will remind you of how much we complicate our lives. The child wrote: "Love is when you are missing some of your teeth but you're not afraid to smile because you know your friends will...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories August 26, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Love Jihad: Is interreligious relationship a crime? August 25, 2014

    Unrest spread in Ranchi on Monday as the VHP called a bandh a day after national level shooter Tara Sahdev alleged that she was tortured by her husband after she refused to convert to Islam. ...
  • MHA seeks report into alleged forcible conversion of national level shooter August 25, 2014

    Unrest spread in Ranchi on Monday as the VHP called a bandh a day after national level shooter Tara Sahdev alleged that she was tortured by her husband after she refused to convert to Islam. ...
  • News 360: Meerut couple shows the way, adopts 12 HIV positive boys August 25, 2014

    In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple has adopted 12...
  • BJP drops mention of 'love jihad' from resolution August 24, 2014

    Mathura: After breathing fire over 'love jihad', BJP dropped any mention of it in the political resolution at its twoday state executive meet that concluded on Sunday. 'Love Jihad' (marriage between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman), especially in the western parts of Uttar Pradesh, has been taken up...
  • Shaan to perform with Sagarika Mukherjee, sons Soham and Shubh at 'Live Love Laugh Shaan Se' concert August 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Singer Shaan is upbeat about spending 'family time' with a 'Live Love Laugh Shaan Se' concert, where he will be performing with his sister Sagarika Mukherjee and his two sons here Saturday evening. Shaan is happy and nervous about the performance especially since it is after 14 years that...